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by ELB
Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: TX: Governor Abbott thankful he doesn't know how to properly open packages
Replies: 4
Views: 321

Re: TX: Governor Abbott thankful he doesn't know how to properly open packages

Alas, irony fails.

Also, yes it's interesting that the Gov opens his own mail. Maybe not after 12 Oct 2016 tho.
by ELB
Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: TX: Governor Abbott thankful he doesn't know how to properly open packages
Replies: 4
Views: 321

TX: Governor Abbott thankful he doesn't know how to properly open packages

According to the six-count indictment, 46-year-old Julia Poff mailed explosives to Governor Greg Abbott, President Barack Obama and Commissioner of the Social Security Administration Carolyn Colvin on Oct. 12, 2016. Other court documents say Gov. Abbott opened the package, but it failed to explode ...
by ELB
Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: TTPD officer killed...
Replies: 31
Views: 1358

Re: TTPD officer killed...

There were two officers that went to the dorm room for the welfare check, and where the defendant was frisked. The officer who was killed was one of them. If it was the other officer who conducted the frisk, I would be horrified if I were him, or any other officer who searched the defendant and miss...
by ELB
Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Self-Defense Reports
Topic: OH: Judge Returns Fire After He Is Ambushed on Way to Court
Replies: 3
Views: 511

Re: OH: Judge Returns Fire After He Is Ambushed on Way to Court

So the judge was overseeing a civil lawsuit that his would-be killer had initiated:

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/wounded-st ... s-lawsuit/
by ELB
Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Self-Defense Reports
Topic: NC: Accountant has intruder's number
Replies: 3
Views: 353

Re: NC: Accountant has intruder's number

DA determines that the accountant was justified in using deadly force in self-defense.

http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/ ... 80576.html
by ELB
Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: TTPD officer killed...
Replies: 31
Views: 1358

Re: TTPD officer killed...

The DA has filed for civil forfeiture of the defendant's vehicle. This article says details from the lawsuit documents reveal that the police do think he smuggled a gun into the police station and pulled it from his pants to shoot the officer. He had been handcuffed when brought to the station, but ...
by ELB
Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: TTPD officer killed...
Replies: 31
Views: 1358

Re: TTPD officer killed...

01 Nov 17: Student indicted in death of Texas Tech police officer
Capital Murder of a Police Officer. Life without parole or death penalty.

21 Nov 17 Accused TTU police officer shooter pleads not guilty
He also faces federal charges for a stolen Springfield XD45.
by ELB
Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Police Chief Realizes Gun Missing - After 4 Days
Replies: 22
Views: 552

Re: Police Chief Realizes Gun Missing - After 4 Days

... On another note, it's a bit hard to swallow that the chief didn't notice the gun he (should) carry every day was missing for four days. .... One possibility is that after the town meeting he changed from his uniform to civvies and he doesn't usually carry off-duty, so he didn't notice the gun (...
by ELB
Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Police Chief Realizes Gun Missing - After 4 Days
Replies: 22
Views: 552

Re: Police Chief Realizes Gun Missing - After 4 Days

It would appear that one Arizona police chief doesn't give a lot of attention to his service weapon. After a meeting in a library, he changed clothes in the rest room and left his gun behind. So far, not good - but it happens. However, he reportedly didn't notice it was missing for 4 days. Not good...
by ELB
Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Liability of business owners who ban licensed handguns
Replies: 35
Views: 1055

Re: Liability of business owners who ban licensed handguns

The property rights of a property owner who engages in business on his property are certainly not the same (and are less) than those of property owners who do not invite the public in, such as at one's home (assuming business is not conducted in the home). One may think the business owner should hav...
by ELB
Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: May Employers fire Employees for Defending Themselves?
Replies: 36
Views: 1574

Re: May Employers fire Employees for Defending Themselves?

The Supreme Court of Texas is very pro-business and pro-employer. In my opinion they would say "public policy" is a matter best left to the Texas legislature and is not something that should be legislated from the bench. Utah's supreme court noted specifically that they don't draw public ...
by ELB
Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: GA: Nurses laugh as WW2 veteran is dieing
Replies: 2
Views: 157

Re: GA: Nurses laugh as WW2 veteran is dieing

I have seen some bad things, but after reading the description, I could not watch the video. Just horrendous.
by ELB
Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: How Effective are Target Wadcutters as a Self-Defense Load?
Replies: 9
Views: 409

Re: How Effective are Target Wadcutters as a Self-Defense Load?

In a handgun bullet I would worry more about achieving sufficient penetration, especially with smaller calibers and/or reduced velocities. Expansion is nice when you get it, but the bullet has to get somewhere "good" first. Back when there were not a lot of choices in ammo, you made do wit...
by ELB
Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Cold Steel Frenzy - Tri-Ad Lock Very Difficult
Replies: 4
Views: 131

Re: Cold Steel Frenzy - Tri-Ad Lock Very Difficult

I've had some cold steel knives with the triad lock, and while I didn't need a lot of strength to close it, I did need some precision. I had to press the lever or button or whatever you call it exactly straight down and to its fullest extent, then the blade would move freely (watch your fingers!). a...
by ELB
Sat Nov 18, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: May Employers fire Employees for Defending Themselves?
Replies: 36
Views: 1574

Re: May Employers fire Employees for Defending Themselves?

I misremembered/misread the original situation. As I now understand it, the employees originally sued in Federal court for wrongful termination, arguing that Walmart's policy against self-defense could not be enforced and therefore their termination was illegal. The federal court ruled in in part fo...

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